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Severe Disability Premium

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many recipients of (a) employment support allowance, (b) job seeker's allowance and (c) income support received the severe disability premium on (i) 31 December 2016, (ii) 31 December 2017 and (iii) 31 December 2018.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Holding answer received on 28 January 2019

The number of recipients of Employment and Support Allowance receiving the severe disability premium is shown in the table below:

Recipients of ESA receiving SDP

31 December 2016


31 December 2017


The data for recipients of Employment and Support Allowance on 31 December 2018 has not previously been published and is due to be published later in 2019.

The information required to answer your question with regards to Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost - data on recipients of Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support receiving the severe disability premium is only readily available for the quarters ending November 2016, November 2017 and November 2018 and can be found here:

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